Mid-Century Menu Monday: December 2-8

Mid-Century Menu Monday! Your 1950s Meal-Plan Monday for weekly vintage dinner menus.
Mid-Century Menu Monday! Your 1950s Meal-Plan Monday for weekly vintage dinner menus.

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Yay! It’s December! So, this month, I am doing my very vintage December project — which means that I need LOTS of menus ready-to-go. Specifically, I need them to be thrifty (because Hello, Christmas!), easy (seriously, I am doing projects every DAY), and delicious (my family really like my vintage meals!). So, here are my dinner menus for Mid-Century Menu Monday: December 2-8! (Or, as I think of it, the Last Month of the Year. Squeeee for retro Christmas music!)

Mid-Century Menu Monday Dinners


  • Wonderful Hash
  • Braised Celery and Tomatoes
  • Rolls
  • Sliced Pickles
  • Peach Halves with Cheese


  • Susan’s Chicken Pie
  • Fluffy Potatoes
  • Buttered Peas
  • Biscuits
  • Apple-Nut Salad
  • Gingerbread


  • Sausage Skillet Bake
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Baked Winter Squash
  • Custard Cornbread
  • Spinach and Onion Salad
  • Tapioca Cream and Chocolate Cookies


  • Meatloaf
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Buttered Green Beans
  • Rolls
  • Cran-Citrus Salad
  • Pecan Pie


  • Tuna Casserole
  • Buttered Beets
  • Mashed Turnips
  • Rolls
  • Coleslaw
  • Baked Apples


  • New England Boiled Dinner
  • Rolls
  • Cranberry-Pineapple Relish
  • Pumpkin Pie


  • Spiced Cider
  • Baked Ham with Applesauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Squash
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Cloverleaf Rolls
  • Pickled Beets
  • Chocolate Layer Cake

Mid-Century Menu Monday: Bonus Breakfasts and Lunches

I am going to have to do something about my lunch and breakfast plans, as well. Otherwise, I won’t have any time to do anything! This week, I am taking my lunch ideas from an old ad:

Mid-Century Lunch Menu Ideas! 1940s Campbell Soup Ad.

It’s a little hard to read, but it has lunch ideas built around tomato, pea, or vegetable soup. Since those soups are staples at my lunch table (although not in canned form!), I’ll just use their ideas this week! I love the Pea Soup, Scrambles Eggs and Biscuits! And Tomato Soup, Sardine Sandwiches and Coleslaw! My kids love sardines; they’ll get a kick out of sardine sandwiches.

As for breakfast, I am following the usual plan of fruit, toast or hot bread, eggs, and milk or coffee. ‘Tis the season for citrus, so we usually have that or cooked fruit. It’s cold in the mornings this year!

If you would like, you can check out the rest of my mid-century dinner menus. And if you make the menus, share a pic on Instagram and tag me! (Are you following me on Instagram? I share a lot of vintage homemaking quick wins over here!)

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